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Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature (Hardcover)

Author: Pugh, Tison

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"Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature" exposes the ways in which ostensibly normative sexualities depend upon queerness to shore up their claims of privilege. Through readings of such classic texts as "The Canterbury Tales, Pearl, Amis and Amiloun," and "Eger and Grime," Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can often be claimed only after queerness has been rejected, no matter how appealing such queerness might remain at the story’s end. Masculinity itself is thus revealed to be a queer performance, one which heroic protagonists of medieval narratives embody while nonetheless highlighting its constricting limitations.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9781403984876
SKU 206519305
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403984875
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0220
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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